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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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April 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Sidwell Friends Fifth-Grader Dies in Sri Lanka Bombings

A fifth-grade student who attended Sidwell Friends School was killed in the Sri Lanka bombings on Sunday, according to school officials. WJLA was first to publish the letter Mamadou Guèye, principal of Sidwell Friends’ upper school, emailed home to middle school parents. In the email, Guèye confirmed Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa died in the Easter […]

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April 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Assistant Principal On Leave After DWI

Maniya Jules, an assistant principal at Damascus High School, has been put on “extended personal leave” effective April 1, according to a letter emailed home from Principal Casey Crouse. “We are in the process of identifying a qualified professional to act in her role while she is on leave. I will send a follow-up communication […]

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March 21, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Women’s History Month: MCM Spotlights Former News Anchor and Politician Kathleen Matthews

In honor of Women’s History Month, MCM is recognizing some of Montgomery County’s most notable women. Women who have driven change, fought for equality and provided representation for the many diverse parts of our community. Kathleen Matthews is a former local news anchor, executive officer, and chairwoman of Maryland’s Democratic Party. Born in the San […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

During Assembly, Sidwell Friends Students Project Swastikas, Racial Slurs

It has seemingly become commonplace. Yet another instance of racism and antisemitism occurred at Sidwell Friends High School in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. During a large assembly meeting, the school played a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an educational trivia game where questions and prompts are projected on a large screen; students can choose a username […]

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June 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Night to Shine: Montgomery Community Media Hosts Inaugural EPIC Awards (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was night to shine for local content creators and media industry experts. Dozens gathered at the Fillmore Music Center in Silver Spring Thursday evening for Montgomery Community Media’s first annual Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content (EPIC) Awards to highlight and honor those who are at the forefront of creating innovative multimedia content on […]

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